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Franco's international brigades : adventurers, fascists, and christian crusaders in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Christopher Othen
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. and expanded edition]View all editions and formats
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The amazing, often bizarre, story of Franco's fellow travellers in the war against Republican Spain

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Othen
ISBN: 9780231704250 0231704259 1849042470 9781849042475
OCLC Number: 794366388
Notes: Earlier edition has subtitle: Foreign volunteers and fascist dictators in the Spanish Civil War.
Description: viii, 337 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: European Civil War --
Mola's coup d'etat: 17 July 1936/31 March 1937 --
Kings and conspiracies: the plot to overthrow Spanish democracy --
Storm over Europe: Britain and the coup in Morocco --
We are going to spain to die: the recruitment campaign in north africa --
The comedian meets the carpet chewer: reaching out to the Third Reich and Fascist Italy --
Air power: German and Italian aeroplanes in Spanish skies --
Flowering rifles: Rupert Bellville in Andalusia --
The Carlist from Cambridge: Peter Kemp arrives in Spain --
We can't have reds in Portugal at the moment: Dr. Antønio de Oliveira Salazar and the Spanish question --
The dream and lie of Franco: non-intervention, the Alcøzar of Toledo, and more British volunteers --
Welsh Legionnaire: Frank Thomas on the Madrid front --
Holy crusade: King Carol II's Romania and the Legion of the Archangel Michael --
Holiday in Spain: General Eoin O'Duffy and the Irish Brigade --
The Cliffs of Titulcia: the Irish Brigade in the front line --
Franco's Civil War: 1 April 1937/1 April 1939 --
The devil's own frying pan: the Legion Condor, the Corpo Truppe Volontarie, and Guernica --
Russia, one and indivisible: double cross in the Paris of Russian exiles --
Hedilla at 120 kilometres an hour: the Falangist revolt in Salamanca --
Viva Francia!: France and the Spanish Civil War --
Remember the Irishmen in Spain: the last days of General O'Duffy's Brigade --
For the wrong reasons: international Fascism, South America, and Spain --
Bullet in the head: Rupert Bellville, Peter Kemp, and the Polish right --
Yow hi! brudder Europeans: Moroccan atrocities and republican racism --
The crimes of Captain Courcier: unrest and desertion in Jeanne d'Arc --
Carne de canon: Peter Kemp, the international brigades, and the Battle of the Ebro --
The horror and the heartbreak: end of the Spanish Republic --
Aftermath: the Second World War 1939/45.
Responsibility: Christopher Othen.

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